Exclusive Interview: HBO’s I May Destroy You star Paapa Essiedu on his groundbreaking queer character “me & Michaela Coel wanted to create someone that felt real & truthful”

I May Destroy You, a co-production between HBO and the BBC, is fast becoming one of the most talked about television series of the year on both sides of the Atlantic. Centring authentic Black voices and exploring frank and nuanced questions around sexual consent and exploitation it is compelling and essential viewing. Written and created... Continue Reading →

Film Review: Welcome to Chechnya ★★★★

Oscar-nominated filmmaker and journalist David France follows his searing AIDS activism documentary, How to Survive a Plague, and the poignant The Death and Life of Marsha P. Johnson, with a deeply unsettling look at Chechnya’s anti-LGBTQ purge. Inspired by Masha Gessen's The New Yorker article Forbidden Letters: The Gay Men Who Fled Chechnya’s Purge, Welcome... Continue Reading →

Exclusive Interview: Navajo Drag Queen featured on HBO’s We’re Here Lady Shug “normally people who are not queer or two-spirit or part of our culture speak for us”

If you're a regular reader of The Queer Review you'll already know that we are big fans of HBO's We're Here, which has been helping to uplift us and give us some comfort and hope during self-isolation. And, without fail, making us cry! We've already spoken exclusively to We're Here's drag mothers, Drag Race alum,... Continue Reading →

Exclusive Interview: star of HBO’s We’re Here & Drag Race superstar Bob the Drag Queen “being queer is the best thing that’s ever happened to me”

With the second episode of HBO's brilliant new unscripted series We're Here airing tonight, we caught up with actor, stand-up comedian and one of the most in-demand queens in the country, RuPaul's Drag Race season 8 winner Bob the Drag Queen, who also goes by their equally fabulous non-drag name, Caldwell Tidicue. Bob is not... Continue Reading →

Exclusive Interview: HBO’s We’re Here & Drag Race star Eureka O’Hara “drag taught me how to be an adult, a queer person…a responsible human being”

Suffering from an injury in season nine of RuPaul's Drag Race, East Tennessee queen Eureka O'Hara (pronouns: they/them), or David Huggard as they are known out of drag, returned undeterred in season ten to take a spot in the top three. Away from Drag Race, the self-proclaimed Elephant Queen has released some fierce music, including... Continue Reading →

TV Review: Euphoria ★★★★

Imagine dark, sexy teen drama Riverdale - now replace their euphemistic fictional drug Jingle Jangle with the real stuff and you’ve got something closer to HBO’s Euphoria which has just wrapped its US run and is preparing to launch in the UK on Sky Atlantic this week. Zendaya lays her former life as a Disney... Continue Reading →

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